I’m in Reform country so I’ll choose my words carefully–the Reform party is on its way to a slow and painful death. This weekend’s convention in Ottawa will decide whether Reform members want to go ahead with the United Alternative. The UA is devised by Reform party leader Preston Manning to build a party that… Continue reading Manning gambles on third down
We still need your help to stop tuition increases. Last year we needed your help to show the Board of Governors how important and pressing this issue is to you. They received that message. This year we need your help in sending this message to the province.Why the change of focus you ask? Well, this… Continue reading Show you care about tuition
Life would be shits and giggles if I could sit here week-in and week-out and criticize everything I thought deemed such analysis. It would be a gas if I could just ponder my life away at the university, bagging ancillary services or slagging the Students’ Union flavour of the year. But eventually, one must consider… Continue reading Get a job, foo!
Wake up and smell the stench of tuition! For the 11th consecutive year you can bet your money (or what little you have left of it) that the Board of Governors will vote in favour of raising tuition. This could mean an increase of big money–$250 per year, give or take. That’s a month’s rent… Continue reading Tuition is not the only choice
Several years ago The Economist ran one of my favourite magazine covers ever–two camels having what appeared to be extremely painful sex with the caption beneath reading, "The Trouble with Mergers."Over the last two weeks Time Warner has announced mergers with both AOL and EMI. The resulting media mega-conglomerate, name as yet undetermined, will be… Continue reading Camels, mergers, both disgusting
The most important thing you will ever learn in university is to be a participant in your own life. Whether you realize it or not, the most important thing in your life is university. Your university administration is quickly working to strangle that out of you, and this year’s tuition fiasco is a prime example.Not… Continue reading It’s about more than just money
Alan Rock’s backing of new graphic warnings on cigarette packages raises the issue of whether images speak louder than words. The idea is that if slapping a warning label across 60 per cent of a cigarette pack doesn’t shock people into realizing that smoking can harm or kill you, then slapping a picture of these… Continue reading A little hypocrisy with your tar?
"It was a disappointment," summed up women’s volleyball coach Kevin Boyles. "We had two good opportunities to win matches and we let them go." Last weekend, on both Friday and Saturday, the Dinos were up 2-1 on the visiting University of Winnipeg Wesmen, and on both nights, the Dinos went down 3-2. "Two of our… Continue reading Volleysaurs crumble
Exiting the weekend with only one out of a possible four points in their series with the University of Alberta Golden Bears, the Dinos men’s hockey team left the weekend with some much needed confidence. This occurred, even though the Dinos couldn’t turn their good play into wins. They tied Friday night’s game here in… Continue reading Controversial loss, shutout?
The second half of the 1999/2000 season has been kind to the Dinos men’s basketball team. With a 3-1 record in their first four games of January, the playoffs have become a possibility again. Last weekend, the Dinos rolled south to Lethbridge with the faint hope of continuing their success, even though the Pronghorns were… Continue reading ‘Horns stuff Dinos